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  • Series: Thanos
  • Hardcover: 112 pages
  • Publisher: Marvel (August 5, 2014)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0785184708
  • ISBN-13: 978-0785184706
  • Product Dimensions: 11.1 x 7.5 x 0.4 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (27 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #15,824 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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About the Author

James P. "Jim" Starlin is an American comic book writer and artist. With a career dating back to the early 1970s, he is best known for "cosmic" tales and space opera; for revamping the Marvel Comics characters Captain Marvel and Adam Warlock; and for creating or co-creating the Marvel characters Thanos, Drax the Destroyer, Gamora and Shang-Chi, Master of Kung Fu.

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12 of 12 people found the following review helpful By Daneel Olivaw on August 6, 2014
Format: Hardcover
It's hard to believe that 40 years have passed since Jim Starlin first electrified the Marvel universe with the cosmic doings of Captain Marvel, Warlock and Thanos. For those fans who very much enjoyed those classic stories, it is a treat to see Starlin back as both the writer and penciler of this new chapter in Thanos' quest for...what? Power? Enlightenment? The answer to the riddle of his unique role in the universe?

Starlin is still exploring the meaning of existence and his artwork has lost none of its pleasures. "Thanos The Infinity Revelation" is a very enjoyable reading experience for anyone who has followed "The Mad Titan" on his convoluted adventures. And, to add to the enjoyment of longtime fans, this story includes appearances by Adam Warlock, the Silver Surfer, Drax the Destroyer (and two of his fellow Guardians of the Galaxy), Beta Ray Bill, Ronan the Accuser and other mainstays of Marvel's cosmic pantheon.

Like many of Starlin's epics, including some he wrote but did not draw, this is the story of a quest: Thanos senses an imbalance in the universe and is driven to track it down so he can understand it and, if necessary, take any required action. And like the mysteries of the universe, this one turns out to be more complicated and unfathomable than a puzzle solver might wish. The promotional materials for this book suggest that it will change everything in the Marvel universe, but those changes will have to be explored in future stories; the full effects of the Infinity Revelation have yet to unfold.

That's about all I can tell you without spoilers, except that longtime Starlin fans should get a big kick out of this book and it marks his return to the creative well that served him so ably when he wrote and drew the Marvel story arcs that made him famous. And the more versed you are with those previous stories, the more you should appreciate this latest chapter.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By David Brown on August 23, 2014
Format: Hardcover
Without much ado, let me just say I am a huge Jim Starlin fan. Especially his Cosmic Marvel stuff. I'm old enough that I have originals of his Captain Marvel and Warlock epics.

First off: Prior reading necessity. If you have not already, you'd probably want the Thanos vs. The Avengers trade, The Infinity saga (Gauntlet, War, and maybe the very lackluster Crusade) Warlock and the Infinity Watch, and another maybe, the mediocre Marvel Universe The End.

Suprisingly, (or not) having read the recent Marvel Infinity saga isn't necessary. Starlin, I have noticed, tends to ignore the use of Thanos when handled by other creators. Actually this is for the best here. Infinity as well as the so-called Thanos Rising origin story gave us some pretty idiotic lapses in continuity and logic. No mention is made here of any of that.

Without giving away too much -- although there aren't really any "spoilers" per se -- I will give the good and the bad of this book.

The Good: Starlin is firing on all cylinders with the artwork. While totally out of sync with today's grittier artists like Lenil Yu or Simone Bianchi, he does not make any attempt to "modernize". In fact, he allows himself to indulge in some outright psychedelic type art that would have fit in perfectly in the 70s.

Thanos is written almost perfectly as, not so much bad guy, (at least not in the beginning) but kind of where he was in the Infinity War series, as more of an independent adventurer and seeker of knowledge.

Adam Warlock is back for the ride. At this point these two are kind of like a cosmic Laurel and Hardy, or Oscar and Felix.

The Not So Good: What the heck is going on?
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By woodrow locksley on August 14, 2014
Format: Hardcover
I have always liked Jim Starlin's cosmic stories especially those centered around Thanos one of the great comic book anti heroes who is sometimes an outright villain and sometimes is on the side of good as a strategy of self preservation as in most of the post Infinity Gauntlet stories The Infinity Revelation has Thanos as a mixture of villain and heroic anti hero as he notices a disturbance in the universe and wants to explore it. He is joined by Adam Warlock his sometimes ally sometimes arch nemesis on this journey mainly because Warlock doesnt trust Thanos Along the way Thanos shows his power in some lopsided fight scenes and eventually discovers the secret of the disturbance which is in my opinion rather pointless and a major let down Only Starlin's skill in characterizing Thanos and Warlock get the story to three stars would be a half star higher if I had the option So why the 4 star rating? Because this is some of Starlin's best art ever with slick inks by Andy Smith and color effects by Frank D'Armata that are amazing even though full process color has been around for thirty years or so. Even the lettering by Joe Caramanga is a highlight in its versatility. All of these things are 5 star Too bad Starlin wrote a story that showed promise but is probably his weakest Thanos story even worse than Infinity Crusade and Infinity Abyss However it looks great and even bad Starlin Thanos is worth a read when attached to such visual magnificence
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Jason R. Anderson on August 11, 2014
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I've followed the older stories of Warlock and Thanos via back issues years ago, and truely enjoyed the characters back then. I've also found that I enjoyed them more so over the years when Starlin is writing them instead of another writer. This being said, I was underwhelmed by this story. The universe/reality is to undergo a transmutation for reasons unknown, and Thanos and Warlock are the only characters in the entire universe that play an active role in it. And I think that may be one of the issues I have with this story: it's a story of awesome scope, promising change to everything...and only two characters in the entire Marvel universe play a *direct* role in it. While I've enjoyed Thanos and Warlock in the past, I find myself growing tired of the fate of the universe revolving around them, often and repeatedly (ex. the various "Infinity" titles. "The End"). Hence why I can only give "Thanos: The Infinity Revelation" 3 stars: I've been on this same ride before, with the same characters.
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